Monday, January 2, 2012

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Journal Entry by InHardFocus.com on October 7, 2010
Fujitsu Labs' new robotic teddy bear is a "social robot with a personality" -- and he actually has a fairly serious job. The company plans to use the bot in geriatric therapy with patients who suffer from dementia. The teddy bear's sophisticated hardware enables it to interact with and respond to ...
Journal Entry by InHardFocus.com on August 19, 2011
Artist Richard Sargent created this impressive "Where's Wall-E" art, which features pretty much every robot ever made in entertainment history. Can you find Wall-E? (Click on the image for full-size.)
Journal Entry by InHardFocus.com on January 21, 2011
Three men were arrested in Dubai today for selling special "robot jockeys" as a way to fix camel races. The ancient sport of camel racing is surprisingly lucrative in the Middle East, where successful thoroughbreds can be worth up to millions of dollars. The men allegedly sold modified robot jo ...
Journal Entry by InHardFocus.com on February 15, 2011
In a world filled with scary , creepy and downright deadly robots, RURO is a nice change of pace. Designed by schoolchildren and sponsored by Osaka's business community, the educational robot has a sweet, calm presence. And, come on, it's downright adorable. The bot stands 2 feet tall and runs ...
Journal Entry by InHardFocus.com on February 7, 2011
The U.S. military forces in Afghanistan aren't going it alone any more: As of February, more than 2,000 robots are also helping the cause. According to Wired.com 's calculation, that means one in 50 U.S. troops in Afghanistan is a robot. Marine Corp Lt. Col. Dave Thompson, the project manager ...
Journal Entry by InHardFocus.com on August 12, 2011
A robot built to drink wine all day? I'm so jealous. Granted, it's not exactly a robot: It's more of an electronic tongue at this stage. But it's still fantastic at sampling Spain's best wine and differentiating between types. Created at a university in Barcelona, the tongue features voltammetri ...
Journal Entry by InHardFocus.com on July 26, 2011
Image credit: Hawkesbury Gazette One day humans and robots will probably live and work side by side. So, we might as well start the bonding time now. To that end (sort of), the University of Western Sydney's MARCS Robotics Lab has developed an "adopt-a-robot" program. During the six-month trial ...
Journal Entry by InHardFocus.com on November 16, 2011
In a downturned economy, it's always a relief to hear that job creation is on the horizon; this time, from an unexpected source: Robotics. According to a new report, the field will be a major driver for global job creation over the next five years. The announcement is based on a study conducted by ...
Journal Entry by InHardFocus.com on September 27, 2011
Israeli researchers are taking the concept of "artificial intelligence" to an entirely new level. A team at Tel Aviv University has deveoped a tiny, rodent-sized artificial cerebellum that can be implanted onto the skull of a rat. In experiments, the AI brain enables a rat with brain damage to fun ...
Journal Entry by InHardFocus.com on January 26, 2011
To prove to themselves just how advanced robots are becoming, researchers at Germany's Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics sought inspiration from a masterpiece of American technological innovation: the 1991 film "Terminator 2." Check out their creation: an amazingly lifelike robotic hand that ...
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